Abuja—The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has deployed 285 personnel on a 24-hour special patrol to ensure accident-free Eid-el-Fitri celebration in Abuja, Mr. Funmbi Olawoyin, the FCT Sector Commander, said.
In an interractive session with News Agency of Nigeria,NAN, yesterday, in Abuja, Olawoyin said more than 200 of the officers would be on Gwagwalada-Abaji exit route.
He said: “The route is always the major concern of the command during festive periods because of the volume of traffic on the road.
“The Gwagwalada-Abaji road is our major concern because of the bulk of movement on the road. That is where we are concentrating our efforts.”
Olawoyin said 10 vehicles, seven motorcycles, two towing trucks and three ambulances had been mobilised for effective patrol, rescue operation and enforcement of traffic rules on the route.
The sector commander urged motorists and road users to adhere to traffic rules and cooperate with the command in ensuring a hitch-free celebration.
He said: “It is pertinent to note that over-speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, seat belt violation and reckless driving are obvious channels to untimely death and avoidable destruction of property.”
Olawoyin advised the public to call: 070022553772, 08077690701 and 08077690544 for prompt attention in case of emergency.